The U.K. will put "security first," the finance minister said, as he opened his Autumn Statement. Plus, he scrapped plans to cut welfare payments to low-paid workers.» Read More
Rumors that the country had asked for a further 10 billion euros of aid added to the growing storm over the country's bailout.
How do you make money in these markets? Here is what some of the experts on CNBC have been telling us this morning.
Peter Spiegel, Brussels bureau chief for the Financial Times, discusses what is on the agenda at the Eurogroup meeting taking place in Dublin.
The CEO of one of Austria's largest banks has hit back at France's budget minister who called for the country to be less opaque and reveal who holds accounts in the nation's banks.
Jeroen Dijsselbloem, Eurogroup president, tells CNBC that Cyprus is going to go through a very tough time and the growth strategy is up to the Cypriot government.
Francesco Filia, CEO and CIO of Fasanara Capital, explains how the crisis in Cyprus has impacted his medium to long-term strategy and created a genuine case for a euro zone break-up.
Julia Chatterley models the official Eurogroup poncho ahead of the European finance ministers' meeting in Dublin
Europe's finance ministers meeting in Dublin on Friday faced a renewed crisis on multiple fronts, with a backlash against austerity acting as a gloomy backdrop.
Steve Sedgwick takes you through the European market open where stocks have come in lower ahead of the euro zone meeting.
A conservative city councilor, Jerome Dubus, will propose that the French capital pay homage to Britain's outspoken former prime minister by naming a street after her at the next council meeting this month.
Peter Rosenstreich, chief FX analyst at Swissquote Bank, tells CNBC that there is no real catalyst for Cyprus to leave the euro zone.
Riccardo Ronco, technical analyst at Aviate Global, gives CNBC a technical look at the S&P 500.
European shares closed higher on Thursday after better-than-expected initial jobless claims data from the U.S. The numbers are important as a key metric for Fed policy makers, who have said they could taper off asset purchases once the labor market improves.
European shares closed higher on Thursday after better-than-expected initial jobless claims data from the U.S.
Alec Young, global equities strategist at Standard & Poor's, tells CNBC that investors should take a long-term strategy rather than attempt to guess when market pullbacks will occur.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on the events that moved Europe's stocks and bonds today.
Marcus Ashworth, head of fixed income at Espirito Santo Investment Bank, tells CNBC that the Japanese bond market is 'the most important element in the world'.
The Central Bank of Cyprus has denied plans to sell 400 million euros ($525 million) worth of its gold reserves as part of its EU bailout deal.
Greece's unemployment rate scaled a new record of 27.2 percent in January, data showed on Thursday, reflecting the depth of the country's recession after years of austerity.
Economists have sharply cut expectations for euro zone economic growth this year, now seeing a 0.4 percent contraction compared with a 0.1 percent decline predicted just three months ago.
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George Osborne, U.K. finance minister, announces a change in direction on reforms to working tax credits, which have been the focal point of several political arguments in the U.K., and says the government will run a budget surplus of 0.5 percent by 2020.
Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP, says corporations in the west are too focused on the short-term.
Kirsten Newbold-Knipp, research director at Gartner, discusses how technology will make the Black Friday sales more convenient for consumers.